ZPM to stake claim to form govt after meeting
December 04, 2023  19:07
Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) said it will stake claim to form the government in Mizoram after holding a consultative meeting of newly elected MLAs and senior party leaders.

ZPM working president K Sapdanga said the meeting will be held on Tuesday and party leader Lalduhoma, who was in Serchhip, was travelling to Aizawl on Monday to meet the newly elected MLAs.

"A meeting of newly elected MLAs and Val Upa Council, the decision-making body of the party, will be held most likely on Tuesday to decide on claiming stake to form the government in Mizoram," Sapdanga told PTI.   

ZPM, the opposition party, swept the polls, winning 27 of the 40 seats, while the ruling Mizo National Front (MNF), led by Chief Minister Zoramthanga, bagged 10 seats and was leading in one.

Sapdanga said the party's victory was attributed to people's desire for 'Kalphung Thar' or a new system of governance promised by ZPM.

"We are thankful to the people for giving us the mandate. Our victory is mainly because people desire to test the new system of governance," he said.

ZPM leader Lalliansawta congratulated the winning candidates and asked those who lost not to lose heart.   -- PTI

IMAGE: The Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) supporters celebrate after the party's victory in the Mizoram Assembly elections, in Aizwal on Monday. Photograph: ANI Photo
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